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Venice captain finds a 6-inch megalodon tooth

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 7:29 PM EDT
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VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - The city of Venice is well known as the shark tooth capital of the world and for good reason. Just the other day the city held true to its name as the captain and owner of Black Gold Fossil Charters struck gold, once again.

Last year, Capt. Michael Nastasio found a five and seven-eighths-inch megalodon tooth near the end of last year. This past Friday, he found a 6-1/16-inch, monster megalodon tooth just off the coast.

“This one I’ll keep forever for sure. I can’t take my eyes off of it,” he said.

It’s a dream that has been in the making for 10 years, but it’s his passion for others to experience something just like this that led him to create his own shark tooth chartering company, Black Gold Fossil Charters,

“I’m in the water with the customers a lot of times and you can hear them underwater when they find a tooth. You can hear them yell ... It just makes you feel good,” Captain Nastasio explained.

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